Bennett Place

Civil War

This simple farmhouse was situated between Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's headquarters in Greensboro, and Union Gen. William T. Sherman's headquarters in Raleigh. In April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Continued

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Bennett Place

What's New/Upcoming

  • September 20 - 21:
    Tar Heel Harvest Fair and Farmer's Market

    Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm
    Across America communities have celebrated the coming of Autumn weather and the harvesting of the crops. Join us as we celebrate the Fall season with 19th century games, pumpkin carvings, music, pie eating contests, wagon rides, livestock demonstrations, and the Fall harvest. Admission is free, and open to the public.

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Contact Us

Bennett Place
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd.
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 383-4345
GPS: 36.02921538090, -78.97397083620

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and most major state holidays.


No admission fees. Donations are accepted and appreciated.

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